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[movies]Sophia Wise 21January2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Sophia Wise speaks about her family background. As a child her mother sang Tumbalalaika, which she didn't realize was Yiddish until she took the January term Yiddish course at the Book Center. She speaks about her great-grandfather's Yiddish letters, which she hopes to be able to read. Sophia then goes into detail about growing up as a Jew in Orlando, Florida and her family's involvement in the Jewish community...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Childhood; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Theater; Music; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Orlando; Florida; Tess Wise; Holocaust Memorial Resource Education Center of Florida; USY; Kadima; United Synagogue Youth; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 767
[movies]David Werdyger 3July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
David Werdyger, Hasidic khazn (cantor) and solo singer, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky in Brooklyn, New York on July 3, 2012. This interview is partially in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Werdyger Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hankus Netsky, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Brooklyn, New York, July 3, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Music; Jewish professions; Transmission; Eastern Europe; Childhood; Rosh Hashanah; Career and Professional Life; Brooklyn; Hasidism; David Werdyger; Khazn; Cantor; Boro Park; Brooklyn; New York; Poland; Krakow; Ger; Yankel Talmud
Downloads: 664
[movies]Leonard Nimoy 15Oct2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa Whitney)
Leonard Nimoy - Jewish actor most well-known for his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series - was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Los Angeles, California on October 15, 2013.  Parts of this interview are in Yiddish, subtitled in English.To see produced shorts based on this interview, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/Leonard-Nimoy. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish speaker; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; song; singing; Press; Newspapers; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Synagogue; shul; temple; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Roots/heritage; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; West End; Boston; Massachusetts; Los Angeles; California; Russia; Ukraine; Maurice Schwartz; Janet Hadda; 1930s; 19940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; orthodox; Star Trek; Spock; Vulcan; science fiction
Downloads: 480
[movies]David Mazower 28march2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
David Mazower is the great-grandson of acclaimed Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Asch. Mazower, who was raised and still lives in England, tells of his own background and encounters with Yiddish alongside stories of his great grandfather. Interestingly, on both sides of his family Mazower has strong Yiddish ties. His great grandfather on his father’s side, Max Mazower, was a Bundist active in Vilna at the turn of the 20th Century...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; National Yiddish Book Center; books; Yiddish culture: theatre; Yiddish personalities; Yiddish language; old country; Holocaust; family history and stories; childhood; Jewish identity; Yiddish learning; theater; literature; ethnography; scholarship; education; religion and ritual; Israel; Eastern Europe; Feminism; United States; transmission; roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of; urban; shtetl; Kutno; Poland; London; England; Abraham Cahan; Marc Chagall; God of Vengeance; Yiddish Translation; gender
Downloads: 407
[movies]Yuri Vedenyapin 14july2010 Yiddish Book Center
Yuri Vedenyapin - Yiddish teacher at the Yiddish Book Center's Steiner Summer Internship program. To cite this interview: Yuri Vedenyapin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hadas Margulies, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 14, 2010. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/YuriVedenyapin14july2010YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Steiner Summer Internship Program 2010; Yiddish; Yiddish education; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 340 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Adrienne Cooper 28dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Adrienne Cooper, world-renowned Yiddish singer and educator, was interviewed on December 28, 2010 at KlezKamp, in the Catskills of New York. In her interview, Adrienne talks about coming from a long line of singers. Her mother was a Yiddish and Hebrew singer, and she says that Yiddish was in her ear from the time she was born. Adrienne grew up in Oakland, California. She describes her family as “not frum,” although they kept kosher at home, and observed Shabbat...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; and place; Theater; Music; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 301
[movies]Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman z"l, Yiddish poet and educator, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 26, 2012 at Yidish-Vokh in Maryland.  This interview is entirely in Yiddish.To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Beyle Schaechter Gottesman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yidish-Vokh, Maryland, August 26, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish speaker; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Soviet Union; Holocaust; World War Two; Immigration; Migration; America; United States; Childhood; Other languages; song; singing; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Family traditions; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish scene; Yiddish revival and activism; Music; Literature; Books; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Transmission; Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman; Bella Schaechter-Gottesman; Vienna; Czernowitz; Eliezer Shteynbarg; Bainbridge Avenue; Bronx; New York; New York City; Sholem Aleichem School; Yitskhok Nakhmen Steinberg; Yitskhok Nakhmen Shteynberg; Frayland Lige; Yidish Lige; Yiddishism; Yiddishist
Downloads: 257
[movies]Velvel Pasternak 15Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Velvel Pasternak was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on August 15, 2011 at his home in New York. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Velvel Pasternak Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hankus Netsky, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Cedarhurst, NY, August 15, 2011. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/VelvelPasternak15aug2011YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Yiddish language; Music; song; singing; Press; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Religion and ritual; United States; Velvel Pasternak; sheet music; recrdings
Downloads: 229
[movies]Sasha Lansky 9march2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Sasha talks about the challenges of growing up in a family with traditional Jewish and particular "Lansky-style" practices-- eating kosher, not watching TV, observing the Sabbath and Jewish holidays-- in an area (Holyoke and Amherst, MA) where there are few peers she could relate to. She describes her continuing quest for a Jewish community, and how she hopes to find one as she goes off to college next year...
Keywords: Sunday; Jewish home; Jewish traditions; Jewish culture; kosher; shabbes; Yiddish; American identity; Political views; Jewish values; Israel; otherness; Wailing Wall; human rights; reading; television; anti-semitism; Jewish appearance; multiculturalism; environmentalism; nature; bike riding; college; B'nai Tsedek Teen Philanthropy Program; Springfield; MA; Hazon; Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 216
[movies]Juan Prawda 4june2010 Yiddish Book Center
Juan Prawda recently retired from his position with the World Bank. Born and raised in Mexico, he grew up attending secular Jewish schools from pre-school through high school. Prawda remembers his daily schedule down to the hour, from Yiddish Literature to Hebrew classes. In hindsight, Prawda laments the "phasing out" of Yiddish education in the Mexican schools, and that he never became fluent himself...
Keywords: Mexico; secular Jewish education; Yiddish education; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 206 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Hanan Bordin 13july2010 Yiddish Book Center
Hanan Bordin, the Yiddish language instructor at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the author of several Yiddish textbooks, was interviewed by Marcy Blattner on July 13, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Hanan Bordin was born in Riga, Latvia, in the former Soviet Union. Hanan states that he heard Yiddish as a child, but did not speak it...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish; Yiddish education; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Books; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Rosh Hashanah; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; Pesakh; Passover; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Israel; Soviet Union; Russia; Food and culinary traditions; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish speaker; Other languages; Scholarship; Academia; Jewish education; Eastern Europe; America; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Riga; Latvia; Galicia; Poland; Ukraine; Vilne; Vilna; Vilnius; Lithuania; Moscow; Birobidzhan; Jerusalem; Amherst; Massachusetts; Vera Solomon; Hebrew University; Jewish Agency; Columbia University; Oxford University; Harvard University; YIVO; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; New York University; 1940s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s
Downloads: 205
[movies]Paula Teitelbaum 28December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Paula Teitelbaum was interviewed by Pauline Katz on December 28th, 2010 in the Catskill Mountains of New York. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Paula was born in Poland after World War II to parents who had fled to the USSR during the Nazi invasion. She attended a Jewish school that taught Yiddish as a foreign language and performed in Yiddish language plays that retold the history of the USSR...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Yiddishist; Yiddishism; KlezKamp; Bambridge Avenue; Paula Teitelbaum
Downloads: 186
[movies]Haim Gunner 12may2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Haim is an eloquent, sharp man, who tells of growing up in Ottawa, Canada, a town divided between French and British factions, amidst blatant anti-semitism. He talks of his involvement in a socialist Zionist youth movement, which led him to agricultural college, NYC (where he edited the youth movement's publication), and finally to found a kibbutz in Sasa, Israel. He lived in Israel from 1947-1956, then returned to North America, where he eventually became a professor of Environmental Science at...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 182
[movies]Mark Gerstein 05Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Mark Gerstein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 5, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Mark Gerstein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 5, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Film; Literature; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Mark Gerstein; Philadelphia; Amherst MA; Zamosc; Poland; Aaron Lansky; Students for a Democratic Society; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 2000s; Anti-Vietnam War Protests; Civil Rights; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 181
[movies]Chana Mlotek 15Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Chana Mlotek, renowned musicologist and folklorist specializing in Yiddish music, theatre, and poetry, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on August 15, 2011 at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York City. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1922, Eleanor “Chana” Gordon and her older sister Malka grew up in the Sholem Aleichem Amalgamated Homes in the Bronx where they were immersed in Yiddish language and culture...
Keywords: Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish speaker; Yiddish scene; song; singing; Music; Theater; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Summer camp; Chana Mlotek; YIVO; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 177
[movies]Cecile Kuznitz 19dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Cecile Kuznitz is the Director of Jewish Studies at Bard College and an Assistant Professor of Jewish History at the college. In her interview she discusses growing up in Howard Beach, Queens, working at the YIVO Institute, her scholarship in the field of modern Jewish history, and her relationship to Yiddish. The interview begins with a discussion of Kuznitz’s family background. Three out of four of her grandparents were born in Eastern Europe...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Bard College; YIVO
Downloads: 174
[movies]Jack Kugelmass 21dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Jack Kugelmass, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies and professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida, remembers his parents speaking "kitchen Yiddish," Yiddish phrases, as a child growing up in Montreal, Canada. He speaks fondly of his grandmother, who was both a Yiddish speaker and an intellectually engaged leader in his family and discusses the cultural ties between Canadian Jewry living in Montreal...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Jewish Community of Montreal; Jewish Community of Canada; University of Florida; Yiddish; Jewish Studies; Anthropology; Russia; YIVO; Jewish Academia; Jewish Deli
Downloads: 165
[movies]David Shneer 12july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Professor David Shneer, Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 10, 2010, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Long-time faculty member of the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program at the Yiddish Book Center, Shneer received his undergraduate, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley...
Keywords: steiner internship program; yiddish; studying yiddish; gay synagogue; jewish studies; yiddish music; queer jews; torah queeries; yiddish culture in post-war germany; anti-semitism in russia; soviet jews; advice for yiddish students; yiddish speech
Downloads: 164
[movies]Lili Bermant 26oct2010 Yiddish Book Center
Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, currently living in Amherst, Massachusetts. Lili started the interview talking about her upbringing in Belgium before the outbreak of World War II. Both of her parents were Jewish, her mother from a religious family in Poland. Her mother, wanting to get a better education, came to Belgium from Poland. She spoke German and French. Lili's father spoke Flemish and Yiddish, but as Lili said, somehow they made it work...
Keywords: Antwerp; Belgium; Amherst; Massachusetts; Poland; Holocaust; France; Cuba; Jewish Identity; Shomer Haditi; New York; Bar Mitzvah; Diamond Broker; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 163
[movies]Dana Szeflan-Bell 04Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Dana Szeflan-Bell was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 4, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center inAmherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Dana Szeflan-Bell Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, August 4, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; song; singing; Holocaust; World War Two; Soviet Union; Eastern Europe; Dana Szeflan-Bell
Downloads: 160
[movies]Christian Dawid 23August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Christian Dawid is a musician who grew up in Bremen, Germany. His mother was born in 1942 in Eastern Prussia, and was educated to become a teacher, but later became a sculpterist. His father, born in 1937 in Bremen, Germany, was a Protestant pastor. Growing up Christian was not exposed to Jewish culture, as he explains that Bremen had a very small Jewish population, and an even smaller display of Jewish public life...
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Music; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Bremen; Krakow; Germany; KlezKanada; Weimar Klezmer Festival; Krakow Jewish Festival; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 158
[movies]Henry Simkin 24may2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Henry Simkin was born and grew up in Western Massachusetts. Today Henry lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with his wife Maxine Stein, long-time Director of Development at the Yiddish Book Center. Henry was willing to tell his history understanding that he would get to share some of his stories of performing Jewish ritual circumcision (brit millah) as a mohel for his community and for friends in various locations in New England...
Keywords: Pittsfield; Army medical corps; boarding school; hebrew school; Jewish community in rural Massachusetts; becoming a mohel; Jewish Theological Seminary; brit milot. consecration; obligation; interfaith families; Jews for Jesus; biker bris; eastern religions; bu-jews; having children; adopting orthodoxy; daily Jewish life; Kashrut; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 147
[movies]Madalena Provo 8July2010 - Yiddish Book Center
Madalena Provo, a former intern at the Yiddish Book Center, discusses her relationship to the Yiddish language from a non-Jewish perspective. She discusses what it means to be an outsider while also possessing knowledge of what can be at times an exclusive language, reflecting on how her experiences have informed her understanding of language, identity and the purpose of learning Yiddish. To cite this interview: Madalena Provo Oral History Interview, interviewed by Josh Friedman, Yiddish Book Ce...
Keywords: German; Yiddish; Religious Yiddish; Secular Yiddish; Non-Jewish Yiddish Speakers
Downloads: 147
[movies]Michael Steinlauf 19december2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Michael Steinlauf is an Associate Professor of History at Gratz College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Professor Steinlauf is the only child of Polish Holocaust survivors who survived, in hiding, on Polish soil. (Only about 50-70,000 Jews survived on Polish soil.) His parents were both from Warsaw; his mother went to the University of Warsaw and taught history before she went into hiding. His father was in the Warsaw Ghetto through the great deportation, and then went underground...
Keywords: peretz; diaspora nationalism; poland; polish jews; coney island; krakow jewish cultural festival; teaching; academia; advice; family history and stories; childhood; jewish identity; yiddish language; yiddish teaching; yiddish learning; yiddish revival and activism; immigration; place; career and professional life; jewish professions; scholarship; holocaust; world war two; education; israel; eastern europe; united states; politics and political movements; transmission; roots/heritage; anti-semitism; jewish community; urban; shtetl; travel; yiddish book center; national yiddish book center; wexler oral history project
Downloads: 146
[movies]Elissa Kraemer 6July2010 - National Yiddish Book Center
Elissa Kraemer discusses her Jewish background and upbringing in Jacksonville Florida, as well as her experiences attending a Jewish day school and a secular middle school. She speaks about her internship experience, her Jewish identity, experiences in Israel and her developing Yiddish education. To cite this interview: Elissa Kraemer Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hadas Margulies, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 6, ...
Keywords: jewish identity; jewish upbringing; jewish day school; horseback riding; israel; jewish life in Jacksonville; high school; volunteering in israel; learning yiddish; future of yiddish; jewish family; jewish life
Downloads: 145
[movies]Eugene Orenstein 26August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Eugene Orenstein, Associate Professor Yiddish and Modern Jewish History at McGill University in Montreal, was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKanada on August 26, 2011. Eugene Orenstein begins his interview with an extremely detailed account of his parents’ life in Poland. The third son of Jewish immigrants, Eugene’s memory has captured many of the stories his parents told him growing up. Eugene carefully details the stories behind both his mother and father’s life, how they were sweeth...
Keywords: Yiddish language; Jewish education; Yiddish around the world; Old Country; Eastern Europe; kheder; Yeshiva; Warsaw; Poland; roots/heritage; Social-Zionists; poverty; pogroms Immigration; Migration; World War I; New York City; Bund; United States; Anti-Semitism; Polish army; Soviet Russia; Communism; Bolsheviks; Cuba; quota system; Marxist; cooperative housing; immigrants; Bronx; New York; Jewish religion; Scholem Aleichem schools; Arbeter Ring schools; Shul Nummer Eins; Summer camp; Yiddish scene (U.S.); Camp Kinderland; History; childhood; Books; Literature; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Education; Family traditions; Canada; Assimilation; Jewish community; Transmission; Yiddish personalities; Yiddish culture: other; McGill University; Montreal; Montreal Public Library; Yiddish revival; activist; Jewish studies; advice; Scholarship; Academia; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc
Downloads: 141
[movies]Ilene Gelbaum 8oct2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Ilene Gelbaum is a retired midwife who now lives in California. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, then went to Mt. Sinai’s nursing school. Ilene grew up going to Folkshule (Yiddish elementary school) and her grandparents spoke Yiddish and Russian. Ilene and her husband met when she was 14 and he was 16 because they went to the same high school. They married when she was 18 – they eloped in Jersey City! They never told their parents that they eloped, even after their full Jewish wedding a ...
Keywords: Russian grandparents; New York; Russian; Yiddish; yiddish school teacher; jewish neighborhood; bubbes; grandmothers; grandparents; Hebrew and Yiddish; American Jewish vernacular; future generations losing Yiddishkeyt; meeting husband; Hebrew High School; elope; Jewish wedding; Sri Lanka; PeaceCorps; miracle rice; malaria clinic; midwife quarters; delivering neighbor's child; khanukah; chanukah; Jewish community in India; Dutch synagogue; Mount Sinai; new birth clinic; midwife; California; children; motherhood; bubbe; grandparenting; jewish heritage; geneology; grandchildren; Argentina; finding family; Rosita; Jewish matriarch; family photographs; Yiddish today; multiculturalism; God; Iceland; traveling to Iceland to meet family she worked for as midwife; married life; finding a mate; when to have a baby; Judaism over lifetime; mohel; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 140
[movies]Penina Glazer 16june2010 Yiddish Book Center
Penina Glazer, long-time board member at the Yiddish Book Center and professor emerita of History at Hampshire College, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 16, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Penina begins by speaking about her family's life in Eastern Europe and their journey to the United States. Her mother, from Belarus, was the daughter of a shoykhet (kosher butcher)...
Keywords: Brooklyn; Zionism; 1930s; Depression; Aliyah; Farms; Kibbutz; Co-op; New Jersey; New Deal; Homesteads; shokhet; yiddishkeit; Hampshire College; women in Academia; Northampton; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 136
[movies]Ari Greenberg 21July2010 - Yiddish Book Center
Ari Greenberg, a past intern at the Yiddish Book Center, discusses his Jewish background: from his grandparent's involvement in Marxist-Zionist organizations to Jewish Environmentalism at Adamah. Elaborating on the language learning process, Greenberg shares his feelings about the challenges of learning Yiddish and defining his Jewish identity. To cite this interview: Ari Greenberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hada Margulies, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin ...
Keywords: Jewish Environmentalism; Adamah; Yiddish in Leftist Circles; Studying Yiddish; Jewish Identity; Jewish Denominationalism; Jewish Communities; Theatre; Acting; Religion; Marxist-Zionism; Israel; Yiddish
Downloads: 134
[movies]Micha Eisenstorg 20october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Micha Eisenstorg, born and raised in Brussels, speaks about Jewish experiences in Belgium during World War II. He reflects on the experiences his own family had during the Nazi Occupation and the devastating aftermath, also sharing stories of Jewish resistance and the trial of a chief SS officer in Belgium. He later discusses his time in Israel, his involvement with Jewish organizations and movements, and the common memories he shares with his wife...
Keywords: Belgium; Brussels; World War II; Holocaust; German Invasion of Belgium; Nazis; Jewish Deportation; Zionist Youth Movement; Socialist Youth Movement; Israel; Kibbutz; Belgian Navy; Russian Jewry; Soviet Jewry; Nazi Occupation; SS Trial; Jewish Resistance; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; Polish Jews
Downloads: 133
[movies]Marc Caplan 20December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Marc Caplan- Professor of Yiddish Literature, Language, and Culture at Johns Hopkins University - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 20, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies conference in Washington, D.C. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Marc Caplan Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral Hi...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; United States; Education; Literature; Books; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish scene; Other languages; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Western Europe; Transmission; Jewish community; Love; Relationships; Marc Caplan; Louisiana; American South; Civil War; Benjamin Harshav; Yale University; New Year's Eve; Cochon de lait; New York City; African Literature; Johns Hopkins University; Mordkhe Schaechter; Beatrice Brukhe Caplan; Ken Binyomen Moss; Afn Shvel; Sheva Zucker; Zachary Sholem Berger; London; England; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 132
[movies]Justin Cammy 14dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Justin Cammy, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Comparative Literature at Smith College spoke about his background, his scholarly work, and the place of Yiddish inside and outside of the academy. The interview began with Cammy describing his childhood in Ottawa and his family background. He attended public school and had Jewish supplemental education (Ottawa Modern Jewish School, at which his father was the principal)...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Literature; Education; Israel; Politics; Profession; Family History and Stories; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Teaching; Yiddish Learning; Yiddish Revival and Activism; Other Jewish Languages; Career
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[movies]Nora Feinstein 23july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Nora Feinstein, 2010 participant in the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 23, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center. Nora grew up in a Reform Jewish family in Baltimore, Maryland and participated in Reform Jewish life. National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) was a defining aspect of her high school life. She describes herself as a “Jewish life dork” in high school...
Keywords: Denominationalism; Reform Judaism; Baltimore Jewish Community; Jewish Theological Seminary; Barnard; New York City; Yiddish; Yiddish Theatre; NFTY; Israel; Hebrew; Sholem Aleichem; Reclaiming Yiddish; Religion; Secularism; Yiddish Book Center; Challenges of Learning Yiddish; Yiddishkeit; Yiddish Poetry; Jewish Identity
Downloads: 131
[movies]Christa Whitney 12oct2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
The interview was lovely. First Christa talked about where she grew up in the Bay Area in California and then she talked about her family background. She talked about being raised in a half-Catholic, half-atheist home and about her mother's Lithuanian and Irish heritage. She talked about going to Church as a young child but then eventually sort of drifting from religion as she no longer felt like a believer...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Dance; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Travel; Smith College; Justin Cammy; oral history
Downloads: 130
[movies]Miriam Isaacs 26December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Miriam Isaacs was interviewed at Klezkamp by Pauline Katz on December 26th, 2010. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Miriam is the daughter of Holocaust survivors from Galicia and grew up in a traditional Jewish home in Montreal and later Crown Heights. She describes her childhood in Montreal where she went to school in English, spoke Yiddish at home and French on the street. In New York she lived in Crown Heights, a neighborhood dominated by Holocaust survivors and their children but her fa...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Miriam Isaacs; KlezKamp; Sutzkever; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 126
[movies]Daniel Kahn 24August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Daniel Kahn grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Daniel's mother was born in Detroit, Michigan, and his father was born in Akron, Ohio. Daniel's four grandparents lived in many different hubs across the nation including the Lower East Side, Wisconsin, and Ohio. Though a self proclaimed American, Daniel reflects on his mother's family's Galician past, and how his father's family left Austria-Hungary for England before immigrating to the United States...
Keywords: Detroit; New Orleans; Berlin; Moscow; Krakow; Bund; Union organizing; Reform; German; Psoy Kordenko; Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Theater; Music; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Canada; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish
Downloads: 126
[movies]Aron Gonshor 15Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Aron Gonshor was interviewed at the Montreal Jewish Public Library on December 15, 2011. Aron is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and an actor with Montreal's Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre. He was born in Poland after the second world war, and his family immigrated to Montreal in 1948, after Canada's immigration policy became more liberal. In this interview, Aron describes growing up in Montreal's flourishing Yiddish-speaking community...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; Literature; Books; Eastern Europe; Canada; Aron Gonshor; Montreal; Dora Wasserman Theater; Jewish Public Library
Downloads: 125
[movies]Emma Morgenstern 22july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Emma Morgenstern, intern with the Yiddish Book Center's Steiner Summer Internship Program, was interviewed by Nora Feinstein on July 22, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. The interview primarily focuses on Emma's experiences in Jewish Culture and history, including her upbringing, undergraduate education, her postgraduate experiences in oral history, and her internship at the Yiddish Book Center in 2010...
Keywords: Judaeo-Spanish; Jews of Greece; Salonica; Sephardic Jews; Thessaloniki; Pedagogy; Reconstructionist Judaism; Jewish Life; Jewish Studies; Perceptions of Yiddish; Secularism; Judeo-Spanish; Ladino; Westford; Massachusetts; Chelmsford; Philadelphia; Pennsylvania; Rhodes; Greece; Aegean Sea; Aaron Lansky; Beth Wagner; Jewish Community of Thessaloniki (JCT); Ladinokomunita (listserv); 2000s; 1943; 1944; 1940s; Holocaust; Greece
Downloads: 120
[movies]Andrei Malaev-Babel 16May2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Andrei Malaev-Babel was interviewed by David Schlitt on May 16, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Andrei begins his interview describing his childhood in Moscow, Russia as a member of a well-educated family that had great interest in the arts. When Andrei was born, his family moved to the suburbs of Moscow to a three-bedroom apartment in a five-story building. Andrei went to an English-language-focused school that happened to be next to the music school; Andrei’s grandmother would walk him to a...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 119
[movies]Miriam Bienstock 17nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Miriam Bienstock, co-founder of the record label Atlantic Records, grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She often frequented the Yiddish theatre, and Yiddishkeyt was an integral part of her childhood experience. Miriam reflects on the difficulties of being a female executive in the 40s and 50s, and tells stories of the celebrities she was friends with over her lifetime. Finally, Miriam shares her observations on how Jewish culture has changed over her lifetime...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Music; Theater; Dance; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Jewish holidays; Israel; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Urban; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Atlantic Records; Elvis Presley; Isadore Duncan
Downloads: 111
[movies]Haim Gunner 9july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Haim is an eloquent, sharp man, who in his youth was involved with the socialist Zionist movement, leading him to an agricultural college in NYC, and finally to found a kibbutz in Sasa, Israel. He lived in Israel from 1947-1956, then returned to North America, where he eventually became a professor of Environmental Science at UMass Amherst. In this second interview for the Yiddish Book Center, Haim discusses arriving at and founding the kibbutz on Marxist and Freudian principles...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Israel; Palestine; Kibbutz; Kibbutzim; Freud; Marx; Jewish Communities of Ottowa; Jewish Communities of Canada; Politics; Socialist Zionist Youth Movement; Sasa
Downloads: 108
[movies]Jane Fleishman 29april2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Jane Fleishman gave a compelling interview about her life beginning with her childhood in Long Beach, New York. Jane grew up in a Jewish neighborhood, surrounded by her immediate and extended family and living near the beach. She recalls having a wonderful childhood and being surrounded by Jewishness (which included going to Hebrew school) but not really knowing that this was not necessarily how the majority of Americans grew up...
Keywords: Marriage; Wife; Love; Family; Grandparents; New York; Beach; Water; Children; Education; Hebrew; School; Challah; Tradition; Socialist; Middle East; Peace; Woman; Jewish; Bimah; Ketubah; Lesbian; Gay Activism; Daughter; Son
Downloads: 105
[movies]Ingrid 17oct2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Rachel)
Ingrid, an 81-year-old woman from Germany, started with her childhood in the 1930s, in a town called Eschwege. An only child, she grew up in a somewhat secular Jewish home, surrounded by more religious extended family. Ingrid always wanted to go to New York. She talked a bit about Kristallnacht in her town; her home was not destroyed but some of her friends' homes/businesses were. Ingrid was on a Kindertransport train to Sweden...
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; World War Two; Holocaust; Western Europe; United States; Travel; Other Jewish languages; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Germany; Eschwege; Kristallnacht; Kindertransport; Sweden; New York City; German; English; ghetto; Auschwitz; 1944; letters; stockings; gold; correspondance; Worchester; Massachusetts; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 105
[movies]Kalman Weiser 19December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Kalman Weiser was interviewed by Pauline Katz on December 19, 2010 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, MA. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Kalman Weiser, the Silber Family Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at York University in Toronto, begins by talking about his family background. Raised in Staten Island, in a Jewish, but not particularly religious, environment, Kalman heard Yiddish as a child, and knew that it was in some way tied to the identity of preceding g...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Kalman Weiser; Brooklyn; Staten Island; Toronto; New York; Rachmiel Pelts; Mordkhe Shaechter; Noyekh Prilutski; Max Weinreich; Bina Weinreich; York University; Yale University; Columbia University; University of Washington; Uriel Weinreich Summer Program; YIVO; Yidish Lige; University of Michigan; Yiddishism; Haredim; Modern Orthodox
Downloads: 104
[movies]Joel Halpern 4March2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Joel Halpern, professor emeritus of Anthropology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, focused on his childhood and Jewish stories from his career and anthropological field work. His paternal background came from Austro-Hungarian Galicia at the turn of the twentieth century, and his maternal grandparents from Lithuania at the end of the nineteenth century. Both his parents were born and later lived in the New York area...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Ethnography; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Family traditions; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Gaelic; Bronx; NY; Lekenik; Croatia; Serbia; Alaska; Orasac; Fiddler on the Roof; Communist Party; UMass Amherst; Anthropology
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[movies]Fania Brantsovsky 27July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Fania Brantsovsky, former Jewish partisan during World War Two and librarian of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 27, 2012 at the Vilnius Yiddish Institute in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Fania Brantsovsky Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wex...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Theater; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; Lithuanian; Avram Sutskever; Dovid Katz; Vilnius Yiddish Institute; Communism; Hebrew; Russian; Polish; Jewish Partisan; Fania Brantsovsky; Ilya Ehrenburg
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[movies]Jean Baumgarten 2December2011 - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Professor Jean Baumgarten is the Director of Research at Centre de Recherches Historiques in Paris, France. This interview took place at the Association for Jewish Studies conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in December 2010. Professor Baumgartenâs family traces its origins back to the Alsace region; he comes from a family of horse dealers and leather merchants. His family came to Paris in the 19th Century...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Anti-Semitism; Assimilation; Travel; Alsace; Paris; France; Medem Library; Bodleian Library; Oxford University; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; Alexander Jansky; Leon Poliakov; Jacob Mazor; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
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[movies]Hankus Netsky 8July2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Hankus Netsky, musician, folklorist, ethnomusicologist, and Chair of Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory in Boston, was interviewed by Nora Feinstein on July 8, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Hankus was born in 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up there in the middle-class Mt. Airy neighborhood. His father’s family immigrated from Podolia, Ukraine, and his mother’s family came from Kishinev in what is now Moldova...
Keywords: Klezmer Conservatory Band; Jews of Philadelphia; Jews of Boston; Jewish Education; Brecht; Klezmer; Klezmer Revival; Jewish Musical Education; Israel; Jewish Identity; Hebrew; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center
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[movies]David Schlitt 20May2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
David Morrill Schlitt was a 2010-2011 Yiddish Book Center Fellow. His family originally comes from Lithuania, Romania, and Moldova. They mostly immigrated to the US before World War I. David grew up in Brookline, MA, with his mother and father, both of whom have been interviewed for the Wexler Oral History Project. Jewish identity was very consciously expressed and transmitted in his household; his parents sent him to a Solomon Schechter Day School, brought him to Workmen's Circle events, and ev...
Keywords: David Schlitt; Family history and stories; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Learning; Immigration Migration and Place; Visual arts; Literature; Poetry; Scholarship; Education; Religion and Ritual; Family Traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and Political Movements; Brookline MA; Romania; Lithuania; The Simpsons; Jermy Dauber; Solomon Schecter Day School; Brookline High School; Museum of Fine Arts; Prozdor Hebrew School; Columbia University; Vilnius Yiddish Institute; YIVO Summer Program; University of Michigan; Workmen's Circle; 1980's; 1990's; 2000's; the Left; Liberal Politics; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ramsay Leimenstoll; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; France; freedom; religion; challah; Paris; Jewish Identity; Education; Spanish; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Education; Jewish studies; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Paris; Geneva; chamsa
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[movies]Abraham Lichtenbaum 31July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Abraham Lichtenbaum, Yiddish teacher and director of the IWO (the Argentinian YIVO, Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut, Yiddish Scientific Institute) in Buenos Aires, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 31, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Abraham was born in Argentina in 1943. His father came from Warsaw to Buenos Aires as an orphan in 1922. His mother came from Odessa with her family in 1907 or 1908...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Abraham Lichtenbaum; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; Other languages; Latin America; World War Two; Anti-Semitism; Career and Professional Life; Yiddish teaching; Education; Jewish education; Literature; Books; Urban; Transmission; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Visual Arts; Theater; Klezmer; Newspapers; Poetry; Scholarship; Academia; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Rosh Hashanah; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; Pesakh; Passover; Eastern Europe; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Abraham Lichtenbaum; Argentina; Buenos Aires; Vilnius; Vilne; Vilna; Lithuania; Slutzk; Belarus; Peretz; Shmuel Rozhansky; Shmuel Zessler; Dov Sadan; Khone Shmeruk; Chone Shmeruk; Dov Noy; Adolf Eichmann; Maurycy Minkowski; Baron Maurice de Hirsch; Baron Maurice von Hirsch; Baron Hirsch; YIVO; IWO; Yiddish Scientific Institute; Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut; Idisher Visnshaftlejer Institut; Bund; Peretz school; Bund school; Argentinian Cultural Congress; Cultural Congress; Jewish Community Center; AMIA; AMIA Bombing; Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina; Argentine Israelite Mutual Association; 1900s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1990s; 2010s; Bund; anti-Semitism; socialism; anarchism; colonization; cooperatives; co-operatives; High Holy Days; printing; printer; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; grandmother
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